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Friday 18th August 2017

The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
A Hobby flew over the reserve
A Green sandpiper was on Cell 'C'
Meadow brown & Common carder bumblebees were seen

Posted By: Barry on 8/18/2017 8:03:04 PM

Thursday 17th August 2017

The male Redstart was still in the East end of the North hedge
19 Black-tailed godwits were on Cell 'A' in the afternoon, along with a Common sandpiper & 4 Oystercatchers. A Green sandpiper was in Cell 'C'
2 Barn owls & a juvenile Marsh harrier were seen
Speckled wood & Common blue butterflies were seen, as well as Common darters

Posted By: Barry on 8/18/2017 8:01:41 PM

Wednesday 16th August 2017

By the Main Lake today, there was overhead Red kite, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Grey wagtail & Spotted flycatcher
A Daubenton's bat was seen in the afternoon over the Main Lake
Also seen was Common darter, plus Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies

Posted By: Barry on 8/16/2017 9:03:34 PM

Tuesday 15th August 2017

The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
7 Black-tailed godwits were on the Reed-bed in the morning
7 Canada geese were on Cell 'A', along with 2 Curlews, a Common & 2 Green sandpipers
4 Curlew were on the North field, along with 10+ Yellow wagtails
A Barn owl was hunting the New workings
The Bittern was seen in the Dryham Ings reservior reeds in the evening
Common & Green sandpipers, plus a Curlew were also seen

Posted By: Barry on 8/15/2017 5:06:52 PM

Monday 14th August 2017

The Redstart was still in the eastern part of the North hedge, with Yellow wagtails nearby in the North field
There was a mobile Green sandpiper, with a Curlew on Cell 'A' & 4 Oystecatchers on the Silt pond
Also seen was Spotted flycatcher, Peregrine, Kingfisher & Goldcrest
A Grey wagtail flew over Crossland's hide, with Barn owl seen also

Posted By: Barry on 8/14/2017 9:12:06 PM

Sunday 13th August 2017

The male Redstart was still in the eastern end of the North hedge
2 Greenshanks were seen at various parts of the reserve
Yellow wagtails were around the Reed-bed & North field
A Spotted flycatcher was in a mixed feeding flock about the Butterfly walk, with Garden warbler & Goldcrest also seen
Kingfisher was also seen
Butterflies about, included Meadow brown, Peacock, Painted lady, Speckled wood the 3 Whites, Brown argus, Comma, Gatekeeper, & Red admiral
Also seen was Brown, Southern, & Migrant hawker, Black-tailed skimmer, Common & Ruddy darter & Common blue , Blue-tailed, Emerald & Small red-eyed damselflies

Female Blackcap by the Carp Lake

Peacock on the Maize field path

Posted By: Barry on 8/13/2017 1:24:50 PM

Saturday 12th August 2017

The North hedge by the Far Lake was alive with Passerines this morning.
2 Spotted flycatchers, Treecreeper & 2 Great spotted woodpeckers were notable in amongst the Reed warblers, Blackcaps, Lesser whitethroats, Chiffchaffs & Willow warblers
In the afternoon, there was a Whinchat by the Dragonfly ponds
A pair of Bullfinches were along the West path
A Common sandpiper was on Cell 'A'
Also seen, was Kingfisher, Hobby, Marsh harrier & a Water rail on the Reed-bed
The male Redstart was still at the eastern end of the North hedge
25+ Yellow wagtails were by the Dragonfly ponds
Also seen was a Greenshank, juvenile Peregrine, Grey wagtail & 3 Dunlins on the Silt pond
Southern hawker, Common darter & Common carder bumblebee was present


Juvenile Willow warbler

Posted By: Barry on 8/11/2017 8:41:23 PM

Friday 11th August 2017

The Bittern was seen on the Village Lake in the afternoon
Again the male Redstart was at the east end of the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen on both the Main Lake & Reed-bed
5 Yellow wagtails flew west over the Reed-bed, with another seen on the North field, a Grey wagtail & Peregrine were also seen
A Common sandpiper was on the Reed-bed, with 2 Dunlin by the Silt pond
4 Green sandpipers were seen, with 2 Whimbrels flying south
20 Little egrets were counted at the roost
A Barn owl was sen in the afternoon
Southern hawker, Common darter & Common blue damselfly were seen, as well as a Banded demoiselle by the Dragonfly ponds
Also seen, was a Small tortoiseshell butterfly & Common & Buff-tailed bumblebees were seen

Whitethroat by the Reserve entrance

Posted By: Barry on 8/11/2017 8:05:08 PM

Thursday 10th August 2017

The male Redstart was still at the east end of the North hedge
A Kingfisher was seen at the Village Lake
On the Island Lake, there was a Greenshank, with Marsh harrier, Red kite & Curlew also seen
Brown hawker, Small white, Painted lady & Common carder bumblebees were seen

Male Redstart at the east end of the North hedge, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 8/10/2017 7:40:52 PM

Wednesday 9th August 2017

11 Common sandpiper & a Marsh harrier were seen by the Village Lake
Black-tailed skimmer, Brown hawker, Common darter, Emerald, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies were about
Also sen were Brown argus, Common blue, Large & Green-veined whites, Common blue, Painted lady, Red admiral, Peacock, Comma, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Meadow brown & Speckled wood

Posted By: Barry on 8/10/2017 7:37:34 PM