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Friday 7th August 2020

2 Whinchats were at the back of Cell 'A' today,
On the new workings there was a moulting adult Mediterranean gull, a juvenile Cuckoo, 3 Common sandpipers & 2 Yellow wagtails,
A total of 10 Green sandpipers were on the reserve, with a juvenile Little ringed plover & 3 Curlew & Snipe on the Island lake,
Cell 'A' had a Greenshank & the summering Pink-footed goose,
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Red admiral, Gatekeeper, Green-veined, Large & Small whites, Speckled wood, Brown argus, Common blue, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell & Wall,
Dragonflies today - Emperor dragonfly, Brown & Southern hawkers, Common & Ruddy darters,  Common blue, Blue-tailed, Emerald, Willow emerald & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees today- Common carder & Garden bumblebees

Posted By: Barry on 8/7/2020 3:38:56 PM

Thursday 6th August 2020

Today in the morning, there was a juvenile Cuckoo from the Viewing platform,
On the ploughed field opposite Dryham farm, there was a Wheatear,
The 11 Green sandpipers from yesterday were still around, but split into small groups around the reserve,
Common sandpipers were on the Island lake & Cell 'A',
Also seen was Yellow wagtail (New workings) & summering Pink-footed goose (Cell 'A'),
A new Tufted duck family of 8 ducklings was on a pond next to the Silt pond,
Butterflies today - Green-veined, Large & Small whites, Gatekeeper, Meadow brown, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell & Common blue,
Dragonflies - Southern hawker, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies,
Bumblebees - Common carder & Garden bumblebees

Posted By: Barry on 8/6/2020 4:10:58 PM

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Today there was 11 Green & 2 Common sandpipers on the Island lake,
2 adult Yellow wagtails were in the New workings,
Water rail was heard on the Reed-bed, Kingfisher on the Main lake & the summering Pink-footed goose was still present,
2 Dunlins were on the Reed-bed, with Coal tit & Treecreeper on the West path
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Brown argus, Common blue, Comma, Wall & Gatekeeper,
Dragonflies today - Brown & Southern hawker, Common & Ruddy darter & Common blue & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Common carder & Garden bumblebees

Posted By: Barry on 8/5/2020 5:12:51 PM

Tuesday 4th August 2020

A Redstart was briefly seen in the North hedge by the Dragonfly ponds in the early morning,
Today there were 9 Green sandpipers & 3 Common sandpipers, but they were mobile around the reserve,
There was 2 Dunlins on the Reed-bed, with a Hobby flying north over the same location,
Also seen was Yellow wagtail (New workings), Pink-footed goose (Cell 'A') & Water rail (Reed-bed),
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, gatekeeper & Peacock,
Dragonflies today - Common darter & Blue-tailed damselfly,
Bumblebees today - Common carder bumblebee

Posted By: Barry on 8/4/2020 4:23:31 PM

Monday 3rd August 2020

Green sandpipers today, were 5 on the Island lake, 2 in the New workings & singles on the Silt pond & Reed-bed,
2 Common sandpipers were in the New workings, with another on the Reed-bed, were it was joined by a Dunlin,
Also seen was a juvenile Yellow wagtail (New workings), Marsh tit (Dryham lane), Coal tit (Carp lake) & Corn bunting (North field),
2 new Tufted duck broods of 6 & 11 chicks were on the New workings,
Butterflies - Meadow brown, Gatekeeper & 8 Common blue,
Dragonflies - Southern hawker, Common darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies

Posted By: Barry on 8/3/2020 1:26:22 PM

Sunday 2nd August 2020

There were 4 Green sandpipers on the Island lake, with singles on the Village lake, Reed-bed & New workings,
A Common sandpiper was also on the Island lake, with a Dunlin on the Reed-bed,
30 Canada geese flew east over Cell 'A', where the summering Pink-footed goose was,
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Gatekeeper, Common blue, Ringlet, Small tortoiseshell, Green-veined, Brown argus, Small copper, Large & Small whites, Peacock & Wall,
Dragonflies - Emperor dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, Common & Ruddy darter, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies,
Bumblebees - Garden bumblebee

Posted By: Barry on 8/2/2020 3:09:15 PM

Saturday 1st August 2020

4 Crossbills flew from east to west alongside Dryham lane in the early morning,
There were 9 Green sandpipers on the reserve, Village lake (1), Island lake (5), Reed-bed (1) & New workings (2),
An adult & juvenile Little ringed plover were on the Island lake, along with a Curlew,
A Hobby, Red kite & Peregrine were seen,
The summering Pink-footed goose was on Cell 'A', with Corn bunting on the New workings, Coal tit (West path), Dunlin & Water rail (Reed-bed) & juvenile Yellow wagtail on Dryham lane,
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Green-veined, Large & Small whites, Essex & small skippers, Small copper, Brown argus, Comma, Common blue, Speckled wood & 4 Walls,
Dragonflies today - Emperor dragonfly, Brown & Southern hawkers, Black-tailed skimmer, Common & Ruddy darter, Common blue, Blue-tailed & Small red-eyed damselflies,
Bumblebees, Garden bumblebee

Posted By: Barry on 8/1/2020 3:28:21 PM