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Friday 19th July 2024

In the afternoon, a Wood sandpiper was on the Island lake,
A Green sandpiper & Eygptian goose was on Cell 'A', with the Bearded tits being heard in Cell 'C',
On Cell 1a, there was 2 Little ringed plovers, plus the 2 Avocet chicks,
Also seen was the singing Garden warbler on the East path,
Butterfly count - 27 Gatekeepers, 13 Meadow pipits, 7 Large white, 3 Ringlets, 2 Red admirals, plus single Essex & Small skipper, Small copper, Purple hairstreak, Speckled wood & Marbled white,
Dragonflies - Emperor dragonfly, Brown & Southern hawkers, Common & Ruddy darter, Blue-tailed, Common blue, Small red-eyed & 3 Willow emerald damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Common carder & Garden bumblebees


Posted By: BJNcw on 7/19/2024 5:16:52 PM

Thursday 18th July 2024

The re was a Green sandpiper & the pair of Eygptian geese on Cell 2a,
On Cell 1a, there was 3 Little ringed plovers (including a juvenile), a Common sandpiper, with the 2 Avocet chicks still present,
A Great white egret flew east over Crossland's lake in the early morning,
Also seen was Barn owls (West End), singing Garden warbler (East path), 20 Pochards (Main lake),  & Bearded tits heard in Cell 'C',
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Small & Essex skipper, Comma, Small copper, Red admiral, Marbled, Large & Green-veined whites,
Dragonflies today - Black-tailed skimmer, Common darter, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies
Bumblebees today - Common carder & Garden bumblebees


Red-legged partridge by the Silt pond

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/18/2024 5:34:34 PM

Wednesday 17th July 2024

On Cell 1a this morning, there was 2 each of Redshanks, Little ringed plovers & Common sandpipers. Also seen here was a Grey wagtail, plus 2 recently hatched Avocet chicks,
3 juvenile Yellow wagtails were seen in the New workings,
Also seen was Green sandpiper, Curlew (Village lake), Little owl, Bearded tits (heard in Cell 'C'), Marsh harrier & Corn bunting (Maize field),
Butterfly count - 23 Meadow brown, 16 Gatekeepers, 3 Ringlets & large whites, 2 Small skippers & Green-veined whites, plus single Purple hairstreak, Red admiral, Essex skipper, Small tortoiseshell & Brimstone,
Dragonflies - Emperor dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Brown & Southern hawker, Black-tailed skimmer, Common & Ruddy darter, Blue-tailed, Common blue, Small red-eyed & Willow emerald damselflies,
Bumblebees - Buff-tailed, Common carder & Garden bumblebees


Juvenile yellow wagtail in the New workings

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/17/2024 6:50:42 PM

Tuesday 16th July 2024

A Peregrine flew north over Crossland's hide in the evening,
The Corn bunting was singing by the North field,
On Cell 'A', there was the pair of Eygptian geese,
In the inclement morning weather, there was 10 each of Redshank & Dunlin, 2 Little ringe dplovers, plus single Black-tailed godwit & Common sandpiper,
Also seen was Little owl,
Butterflies - 2 Gatekeeper & a Green-veined white,
Dragonflies - Brown hawker, Common darter, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees - Common carder bumblebee


Eygptian goose on Cell 'A'

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/16/2024 8:40:00 PM

Monday 15th July 2024

A female Redstart was seen in the morning, in the western part of the Silt pond,
A Hobby & singing Corn bunting were at the West End,
3 Green sandpipers were on Cell 'A' (one of these was also on the Island lake). Also on Cell 'A' was a Curlew & the pair of Eygptian geese,
Also seen was a Marsh harrier, Little ringed plover & 2 Little owls, Bearded tit (heard in Cell 'C'), 6+ juvenile Common tens, 30+ Little egrets & Red kite,
Butterflies - 12 Meadow brown, 7 Large whites, 3 Ringlets, 2 Gatekeepers Small skipper & a single Red admiral,
Dragonflies - Emperor dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Brown, Common & Southern hawkers, Black-tailed skimmer, Common & Ruddy darter, Blue-tailed, Emerald, Variable  & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees - Common carder, Garden, Tree & Red-tailed bumblebees & a Vestel cuckoo-bee


Curlew on Cell 'A'

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/15/2024 5:34:08 PM

Sunday 14th July 2024

A Raven was seen at the West End in the afternoon,
In the morning, the Bittern was about the Village lake, then being seen to fly to the west,
Also seen was Barn owl (morning & evening), Common sandpiper (Silt pond) & Green sandpiper (Village lake),
Green-veined white & Common darter were seen


Juvenile Common terns over Crossland's lake

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/14/2024 4:57:02 PM

Saturday 13th July 2024

The 2 Hobbies were again seen at the West End,
On Cell 1a, there was 4 Curlews, 6 juvenile Common terns & a moulting 2nd summer Mediterranean gull,
Also seen was Garden warbler on the East path, 5 Avocet chicks & 5 Shelduck ducklings (New workings),
Blue-tailed damselfly was flying


JUvenile Common tern

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/13/2024 6:11:28 PM

Friday 12th July 2024

An adult & juvenile Hobby were seen at the West End,
A Peregrine flew south over the Far lake & a Marsh harrier was over Dryham Ings,
Corn bunting was singing in the North field, as was a Garden warbler on the East path,
On Cell 2a, there was an adult Mediterranean gull, with 2 Dunlins & 2 Little ringed plovers on Cell1a,
Crossland's lake had a Common sandpiper & juvenile Grey wagtail,
Also seen was Green sandpiper, Barn & Little owls,
Butterflies - 7 Meadow brown, 5 Gatekeeper, 3 Purple hairstreak, plus single Ringlet, Small tortoiseshell, Comma & Essex skipper,
Dragonflies - 4 Spot chaser, Common & Ruddy darter, Blue-tailed, Willow emerald & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees - Common carder & Garden bumblebee


Adult & juvenile Hobby at the West End

Posted By: BJNcw on 7/12/2024 4:33:45 PM