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Wednesday 18th September 2019

There was a Coal tit by the Viewing platform,
2 Snipe & a Green sandpiper were on the Village Lake,
On the Island Lake, there was 2 juvenile Ringed plovers & 2 Dunlin, a Water rail, plus 5 Bearded tits made a fleeting visit to the reeds,
A Little ringed plover was on the Reed-bed, with 5 Golden plovers on the Silt pond in the morning,
The Carp Lake had a Grey wagtail, plus Kingfisher,
Small white butterfly & Speckled wood butterflies, Migrant hawker & Common darters were flying today

Juvenile Shelduck on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/18/2019 6:50:51 PM

Tuesday 17th September 2019

On the Island Lake today, there was 3 Green sandpipers, 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers & a Dunlin,
The Reed-bed had a Redshank, 2 of the Green sandpipers & at least 3 Bearded tits,
There was a flock of 6 Meadow pipits feeding by the Dragonfly ponds,
Migrant hawker, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies were flying, as well as Common carder bumblebee, Red admiral, Speckled wood, Comma, Common blue, Painted lady, Small & Green-veined white butterflies.

Meadow pipit by the Dragonfly ponds

Female Speckled bush cricket by Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 9/17/2019 7:33:21 PM

Monday 16th September 2019

Waders today, included 2 Ruff on the Reed-bed, 3 Green sandpipers & a juvenile Little ringed plover on the Island Lake,
There was a Water rail on the 'Bus-stop' pool by Cell 'C' & a Garden warbler along Dryham Lane,
Migrant hawker, Common darter & Common carder bumblebees were flying.

Water rail on Cell 'C'

Posted By: Barry on 9/16/2019 7:58:17 PM

Sunday 15th September 2019

A Raven flew west over the Main Lake in the early morning,
There were 14 mobile Pink-footed geese on the reserve today,
Waders included 3 Green & a single Common sandpiper, 2 Ringed & a juvenile Little ringed plover & a Curlew, most of these being on the Island Lake,
Also seen was 1763 Greylags, Kingfisher, drake Mandarin, Marsh harrier, Tawny owl, Treecreeper, 2 Water rails & 10 Wigeon,
Butterflies included Comma, Speckled wood & Red admiral,
Also Migrant hawker, Common & Ruddy darters, plus Common blue damselflies were on the wing

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 5:01:54 PM

Saturday 14th September 2019

Waders today included, 4+ Green & a Common sandpiper, 6 Curlew & 5 Ringed plovers,
21 Pink-footed geese flew west, with 22 south & 10 coming down to the reserve,
Also seen or heard was Bearded tit, 3+ Cetti's warbler, Goldcrest (Far Lake), Kingfisher, drake Mandarin, Corn bunting (North field), Marsh harrier, Swallow, Sand martin, Swift, 10+ Wigeon, 2 Yellowhammers & 2 Yellow wagtails,
Brown & Migrant hawker. Common & Ruddy darter, Common blue & Emerald damselflies were flying,
Also seen was a Comma butterfly

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 5:01:34 PM

Friday 13th September 2019

2 juvenile Hobbies were hawking Dragonflies over the Carp Lake & Silt pond in the morning,
Waders included 3 Green & 3 Common sandpipers, a Dunlin (Island Lake), plus 2 juvenile Ringed & a juvenile Little ringed plovers on the Island Lake,
Also seen or heard was 4+ Cetti's warblers, 10+ Chiffchaffs, 50+ House martins (over the Island Lake), Marsh harrier, 150+ swallow, 10 Wigeon (Cell 'A') & Yellow wagtail

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 5:01:08 PM

Thursday 12th September 2019

A Dunlin was on the Silt pond
Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 5:00:54 PM

Wednesday 11th September 2019

On the Island Lake today there was 4 Green & a Common sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Little & Ringed plovers, plus 4 Curlew,
Also seen was drake Mandarin (Village Lake), Water rail (Main Lake) & Grey wagtail (Far Lake), 
Butterflies included, Small tortoiseshell, Meadow brown, Speckled wood, Large & Green-veined white, Common blue & Red admiral,
Dragonflies included, Brown & Migrant hawkers, Common & Ruddy darters, plus Common blue damselflies

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 5:00:33 PM

Monday 9th September 2019

About 15 Pink-footed geese flew west
Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 4:59:58 PM

Sunday 8th September 2019

A Greenshank was on the Bus-stop pool in Cell 'C' & Cell 'A', where there was also a Common sandpiper,
A Curlew & Green sandpiper were on the Reed-bed along with at least 2 Bearded tits,
On the Island Lake, there was a Dunlin, 2 juvenile Little ringed plovers, 3 Green & 2 Common sandpipers,
A Whinchat was by the Dragonfly ponds,
A 3rd year Yellow-legged gull was on the Silt pond, with Coal tit by the Carp Lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 4:59:43 PM

Saturday 7th September 2019

Two Greenshanks were present today (Island Lake & Cell 'A'),
3 Green & a Common sandpiper on the Island Lake, along with a drake Garganey, 6 Snipe & a juvenile Shelduck,
Another drake Garganey was on the Reed-bed, along with a Common sandpiper,
Another Common sandpiper was on Cell 'A', with a juvenile Little ringed plover on the Silt pond,
Also seen was drake Mandarin (Village Lake), 4 Cetti's warblers, Bearded tit (Reed-bed), Barn owl, Tawny owl & Water rail,
Migrant hawker & Common carder bumblebee were seen

Meadow pipit on the North path

Migrant hawker by the Carp Lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 4:59:26 PM

Friday 6th September 2019

There were 2 Greenshanks on site, 1 on Cell 'A' & the other was mobile,
3 Green sandpipers on the Island Lake, with the 2 drake Garganeys,
Common sandpipers on the Island Lake & Silt pond,
Curlew & drake Garganey on the Reed-bed, with drake Mandarin on the Village Lake,
Also seen or heard was Swift & Tawny owl (East path) & Kingfisher (Main Lake),
Today there was 170 Teal, 25 Tufted duck & 6 Pochard
Red admiral & Comma butterflies, Common darter plus Common blue damselflies were also about

Greenshank on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 9/6/2019 4:59:08 PM

Thursday 5th September 2019

Single Common sandpipers were on the Island Lake & Silt pond,
2 Green sandpipers were on the Reed-bed, with a single on the Island Lake,
Greenshanks were on the Island Lake/ Reed-bed & Cell 'A',
The 3 drake Garganeys were present on the Reed-bed & Island Lake (2),
A Marsh tit was in the Far Corner, with a Grey wagtail in the New workings,
Also seen was Cetti's warbler, Bearded tit (2+ on the Reed-bed), Curlew, Kingfisher, Little ringed plover (juvenile on the Reed-bed), Goldcrest, drake Mandarin (Carp Lake), 50+ Pied wagtail, Ruff (1 on Cell 'A'), 2 Yellow wagtail & 80+ Tree sparrow (New workings),
Overall, there was 5+ Common & 4+ Green sandpipers on the reserve,
Butterflies - Large & Small whites, Small tortoiseshell, Red admiral, Painted lady, Speckled wood & Common blue,
Dragonflies - Migrant & Southern hawkers, Common darter & Common blue damselfly,
Common carder bumblebees were also out today,

Green sandpiper on the Island Lake

Greenshank on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/5/2019 4:29:37 PM

Wednesday 4th September 2019

On the Island Lake, there was 4 Green & 3 Common sandpipers, plus 4 Snipe & the 2 drake Garganeys,
The Reed-bed had a Greenshank, juvenile Little ringed plover & drake Garganey,
There was a Common sandpiper on the Silt pond, with a Greenshank on Cell 'A',
Also seen was drake Mandarin duck & Kingfisher (both Village Lake), Curlew (Island Lake) & Cetti's warbler,
Red admiral, Speckled wood & Large, Green-veined & Small whites, Small tortoiseshell & Comma butterflies were flying, as were Brown, Migrant, Southern hawker, Common & Ruddy darters, plus Common blue damselfly

Snipe on the Island Lake

Greenshank on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2019 5:19:22 PM