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Wednesday 29th June 2022

The Red-crested pochard was still on the Reed-bed,
There were 3 Green sandpipers on the Island lake, with 5 Curlew flying over Dryham lane, Snipe (Island lake) & Little ringed plover (Reed-bed),
There are at least 2 Avocet chicks on Cell 2a, 10 Black-tailed godwits (Crossland's lake), female Marsh harrier (New workings) with 2 juvenile Mediterranean gulls also seen
Butterflies this morning. Meadow brown, Green-veined white & Small tortoiseshell,
Dragonflies this morning, Blue-tailed Common blue & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Lastly Common carder bumblebees were also flying

Green sandpipers on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/29/2022 6:54:25 PM

Tuesday 28th June 2022

The pair of Black-necked grebes were in the New workings on Cell 2a,
On the Reed-bed, the Red-crested pochard was there for it's third day,
Also seen was Red kite, 2 Barn owls (morning), 8  Green sandpipers (7 on Island lake), Kingfisher (Main lake), male Marsh harrier (New workings), Corn bunting (New workings) & Mediterranean gulls,
Butterflies today, 36 meadow brown, 12 Ringlet, 7 Small tortoiseshell, 2 Red admiral & single Speckled wood & Comma,
Dragonflies today, Emperor dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, Common darter, Azure, Blue-tailed, Common blue & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees today, Common carder, Early, Garden, Red & White-tailed bumblebees

Swift over the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 6/28/2022 5:15:19 PM

Monday 27th June 2022

The pair of Black-necked grebes re-located themselves to the New workings on Cell 2a,
The eclipse drake Red-crested pochard was still on the Reed-bed,
Also seen was 4 Green sandpipers (Island lake), a small influx of Teal (at least 30 seen), Little owl, Corn bunting (New workings), Kingfisher (Main lake) & Mediterranean gull
Butterflies today, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Meadow brown, Comma, Speckled wood & Red admiral,
Dragonflies today, Blue-tailed, Common blue & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees today, Garden bumblebee

Eclipse drake Red-crested pochard on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 6/27/2022 3:17:41 PM

Sunday 26th June 2022

A pair of Black-necked grebes were on the Main lake from mid-morning onwards,
Also there was an eclipse drake Red-crested pochard on the Reed-bed,
In the early morning, a male & female Cuckoo & Barn owl were seen from the Turret hide,
Also seen was 4 Green sandpipers (Island lake), Kingfisher, Corn bunting, Little owl, pair of Marsh harrier (New workings), 3+ Snipe (Island lake), Red kite, Redshank (Reed-bed) & Mediterranean gull,
Butterflies today, Red admiral, Marbled white, Small skipper, Painted lady, Gatekeeper, Meadow brown, Small tortoiseshell & Ringlet
Dragonflies today, Black-tailed skimmer, 4 Spot chaser, Common darter, Blue-tailed , Small red-eyed & Common blue damselflies

Green sandpiper on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/26/2022 9:15:54 PM

Saturday 25th June 2022

At the Island lake early in the morning, there was a Cuckoo, Barn owl & 3 Green sandpipers,
In the New workings, the first Tufted duck family (7 ducklings) of the year was seen,
Also seen was Grey wagtail (New workings), Kingfisher (Cell 2a), Marsh harrier (pair on New workings), Corn bunting (North field) & Mediterranean gull
Butterflies today, Meadow brown, Small tortoiseshell, Comma. Large & Small skippers, Ringlet, Speckled wood, Large & Marbled whites
Dragonflies today, Hairy dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, 4 Spot chaser, Azure, Blue-tailed, Small red-eyed & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees today, Garden, Red & White-tailed bumblebees

Marbled whites from the East hide

Posted By: Barry on 6/25/2022 4:30:07 PM

Friday 24th June 2022

A Marsh tit was with a tit flock on the Turret hide path in the morning,
In the early morning a Cuckoo made an appearance in the central part of the reserve viewing from the Turret hide,
Again in the early morning, Barn owls were seen from the Turret hide & in the New workings,
Also seen was 9 Avocets still sitting in the New workings, juvenile Little grebe (Reed-bed), pair of hunting Marsh harriers, Peregrine (high south), Common tern chick (Cell 2a) & Mediterranean gulls
Butterflies today, 45 Meadow brown, 15 Ringlet, 7 Small tortoiseshell, 5 Large white, 3 Painted lady, 3 each of Red admiral, Large skipper, Green-veined & Marbled whites, plus a single Speckled wood, Comma & Brimstone,
Dragonflies today, Emperor & Hairy dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees today, Garden, Red & White-tailed bumblebees

Common tern fishing on the Carp lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/24/2022 5:01:39 PM

Thursday 23rd June 2022

The 2 Eygptian geese were seen on Crossland's lake & Cell 'A',
There was a Snipe & 4 Green sandpiper on the Island lake,
Also seen was Hobby (south over Dryham Ings), Peregrine, New family of 9 Gadwall families on the Reed-bed, Corn bunting, male & female Marsh harrier & 2 Barn owls (both New workings) & Mediterranean gulls,
Butterflies today, Meadow brown, Red admiral, Small tortoiseshell, Speckled wood, large & Small skippers & Marbled white,
Dragonflies today, Emperor & Hairy dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, 4 Spot chaser, Blue-tailed, Common blue & Red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees today, Common carder, Garden & Red-tailed bumblebees

4 Spot chaser by the Carp lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/23/2022 5:31:20 PM