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Monday 18th June 2018

2 Red kites were over the East ridge,
A butterfly count revealed, 5 Ringlet, 3 Large white, 2 Speckled wood & Meadow brown & single Common blue & Red admiral
Again Emperor dragonfly, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies were on the wing,
Also good numbers of Early bumblebee, with Red & White-tailed bumblebees, plus Vestel cuckoo bee seen.


Mediterranean gull family on the Village Lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/18/2018 8:24:05 PM

Sunday 17th June 2018

Young birds counted today, included 12 Avocets, 416 Black headed gulls, 11 Common tern, 43 Coot, 8 Gadwall, 79 Greylag goose, 26 Mallard, 16 Shedlduck, & 6 Tufted duck,
Also seen was Redshank, Water rail, Marsh harrier, Little owl & Cetti's warbler,
Ringlet, 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer & Emerald damselfly

Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:48:13 PM

Saturday 16th June 2018

12 Avocet chicks were on site, along with 4 young Mediterranean gulls,
Also seen was 2 Marsh harriers, 2 Mute swan cygnets, Great spotted woodpecker & Hobby,
Painted Lady butterfly was seen today

Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:47:54 PM

Friday 15th June 2018

On Cell 'A' today was brief summer plumaged Curlew sandpiper, as well as 5 Dunlins & Ringed plovers, with a Little ringed plover chick present as well. 12 Avocet chicks were seen, as well as 7 Common tern chicks, Also seen was Cetti's warbler, male Marsh harrier, Great spotted woodpecker, Red kite plus 2 Redshank. Ringlet, Meadow brown, 4 Spot chaser & Black-tailed skimmer were also about.





Curlew sandpiper on Cell 'A', with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:47:39 PM

Thursday 14th June 2018

The pair of Grey partridges were again in the North field, along with a Pink-footed goose. Also seen was the drake Mandarin, Marsh harrier, Cetti's warbler & Yellowhammer. Butterflies & Dragonflies included Meadow brown, Speckled wood, with 4 Spot chaser & Common darter
Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:47:13 PM

Tuesday 12th June 2018

A Little gull was feeding on the Reed-bed in the morning. The pair of Grey partridge were again seen in the North field, Large skipper, Common blue, Meadow brown & Speckled wood butterflies were about. Also Emperor dragonflies, 4 Spot chaser, Common darter, Azure, Blue-tailed, Common blue, & Red-eyed damselflies. As well Early, Red & White-tailed bumble bees were present.
Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:46:40 PM

Monday 11th June 2018

An Osprey was over the reserve in the afternoon
Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:46:23 PM

Sunday 10th June 2018

A Bittern circled Dryham Ings in the morning & then flew towards the Humber. 14 Avocet chicks were still about, along with a Snipe on the Reed-bed. The drake Mandarin was on Dryham Ings reservoir. Along the West path, there was the Cetti's warbler, plus a Great spotted woodpecker. Good day for dragonflies, with Emperor dragonfly, 4 Spotted chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, plus Azure, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies seen. The same went for butterflies, with Meadow brown, Large skipper, Common blue, Speckled wood, Orange tip, Large & Small whites seen. Lastly, there were a few Red-tailed bumblebees seen.
Posted By: Barry on 6/9/2018 7:46:10 PM

Saturday 9th June 2018

A Water rail was heard in Cell 'C', with the family of 2 seen again on the Reed-bed.
A new family of 10 Shelducks are on the Island Lake, making it 3 pairs breeding so far,
The Ringed plover was on the Reed-bed, along with a Great crested chick & the singing Cetti's warbler nearby,
Unusually a family of 5 Great crested chicks are on the Silt pond, with another pair nesting on the Village Lake,
The 2nd brood of 9 Gadwall ducklings were on Cell 'A',
A pair of Grey Partridges were in the North field
Speckled wood butterfly, plus Early & Garden bumblebees were seen,
Black-tailed skimmer, Azure, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies were also seen

Tenthredo arcuata by the Dragonfly ponds

Avocets on the Reed-bed

Empis livida on the North path

Great crested grebe chicks on 'Mum' on the Silt pond

Posted By: Barry on 6/8/2018 7:37:34 PM

Friday 8th June 2018

15+ Avocet chicks were counted, with a Common sandpiper on the Village Lake,
2 Corn buntings were singing, along with the 2 Cetti's warblers,
A Hobby was by the Sand martin colony,
The Ringed plover was still on the Reed-bed, with the drake Mandarin being seen again

Posted By: Barry on 6/7/2018 7:58:06 PM

Thursday 7th June 2018

14+ Avocet chicks are about, with a Dunlin (Village Lake), Marsh harrier, Bullfinch (West path), 2 Cetti's warblers & drake Wigeon (Cell 'A')
A Mute swan cygnet has hatched
Butterflies today, included Large skipper, Common blue, Green-veined white, Meadow brown, Red admiral, Orange tip, Brimstone & Speckled wood
Dragonflies again included, Emperor & Hairy dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, 4 Spot chaser, Common darter, Red-eyed, Azure, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies

Posted By: Barry on 6/6/2018 8:43:09 PM

Wednesday 6th June 2018

2 Pink-footed geese were seen on the Main Lake
Posted By: Barry on 6/5/2018 8:32:48 PM

Tuesday 4th June 2018

4 Wigeon were on Cell 'A', with a Lesser whitethroat family nearby along Dryham Lane,
The Ringed plover was on the Reed-bed, along with a family of 8 Gadwall ducklings & the Cetti's warbler singing nearby,
17 Avocet chicks were counted (1 on the Reed-bed), with the family of 4 chicks still intact,
Good afternoon for bumblebees, with Early, Red & White-tailed, Garden & Tree with Vestrel cuckoo bee also,
Large skipper & Speckled wood butterflies were about as well as 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies,

Little ringed plover on the Reed-bed

Gadwall family on the Reed-bed

Immature Blue tit

Posted By: Barry on 6/4/2018 8:48:50 PM

Monday 4th June 2018

A Greenshank was on the Reed-bed in the morning, along with a Ringed plover,
The Cetti's warbler was singing in it's usual spot,
Speckled wood butterfly was seen

Posted By: Barry on 6/3/2018 7:27:35 PM