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Monday 14th September 2020

Today, on the Island lake, there was the 3 Eygptian geese, 4 Green sandpipers, 2 juvenile Little ringed plover & a Ruff,
Another Ruff was on the Reed-bed, with a Dunlin & Common & Green sandpipers on the New workings,
On the the fence posts between Cell 'B' & 'C', was both a Whinchat & Stonechat.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:40:42 PM

Sunday 13th September 2020

Today's highlight, was an Osprey that flew over the reserve,
With the lowering of the Island lake water levels, there was an increased number & variety of waders, with 6 Curlews, 9+ Green sandpiper, 2 juvenile Little ringed plover & 3 Ruffs (an adult & 2 juveniles),
Also a Common sandpipers was seen in the New workings,
Also seen was a Peregrine, Little ow, Bearded tit (heard in the Reed-bed) & 3 adults plus a juvenile Coal tit on the East path,
Migrant hawker & Small copper butterflies were flying today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:40:25 PM

Saturday 12th September 2020

A Wheatear was in the New workings today,
The Pink-footed goose was present, with about 40 Canada geese flying over & the 3 Eygptian geese on the reserve as well,
3 Common & 2 Green sandpipers were the only waders seen today,
Also seen or heard, included Bearded tit (Reed-bed), a Grey wagtail north & Peregrine (1 flying north),
Migrant hawker was flying out today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:39:13 PM

Friday 11th September 2020

3 Egyptian geese were seen today (Village & Island lakes, plus the Reed-bed), 24 Canada & 3 Pink-footed geese,
A Ruff (Reed-bed),with single Common & Green sandpipers & a juvenile Little ringed plover
Also seen was Pintail, 2 Kingfishers, Little owl & the male Stonechat from yesterday.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:38:58 PM

Thursday 10th September 2020

The 2 Egyptian geese were were on the Island lake.
Also seen was a Pintail (Island lake), male Stonechat & Marsh tit (East path).

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:38:40 PM

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Today, 3 Pintail were on the Reed-bed, before departing north,.
Green sandpiper & a Ruff were on the Island lake.
Common & Ruddy darter we’re flying today.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:38:20 PM

Monday 7th September 2020

Waders today, 11 Golden plover flying south,
2 Green sandpipers & a single Ruff on the Island lake, with a Dunlin,
Also seen was a Little owl, juvenile Common tern & at least 8 Wigeon on the Reed-bed.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:37:44 PM

Sunday 6th September 2020

Today, waders included Greenshank (Island lake), Ruff (Reed-bed) & Green sandpipers.
The Mandarin drake was on the Village lake, with a Whinchat on the fence posts between Cells ‘B’ & ‘C’.
Also seen was Little owl & Marsh harrier,
Small copper, Common blue butterflies, plus Brown,Southern & Migrant hawkers were seen.

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:37:28 PM

Saturday 5th September 2020

On the Island lake today, was a Greenshank with the 2 Ruffs & Green sandpipers, A Clouded yellow & Small tortoiseshell butterflies & Southern hawker were present, Also seen was 2 Common & 7 Green sandpipers, 3 Greenshank (flying south), juvenile Common tern & Little ringed plover, plus 2 Whinchats on the North field.
Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:37:13 PM

Friday 4th September 2020

A Turnstone briefly circled the Silt pond, before flying off north west,
Up to 2 Whinchats were on the north part of the North path in the set aside field,
On the Island lake, there was 2 Green sandpipers & 2 Ruffs, with a further 6 Green sandpipers on the New workings,
There were 4 Common sandpipers on the reserve (3 in the New workings & 1 on Cell 'A'),
2 Dunlin & the Pink-footed goose were on the Reed-bed,
A Water rail was on Cell 'C', with also 5 Siskins about the Carp lake, 
Southern hawker & Common darter were flying this morning,

2 Dunlins on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 9/4/2020 1:36:53 PM

Thursday 3rd September 2020

There was 5 Green sandpipers & a Ruff on the Island lake,
The pair of Eygptian geese were on the New workings in the early morning & then moved to the Island lake later on,
On the New workings there were 2 Green & a Common sandpiper, with another Common sandpiper on Cell 'A',
Barn owl & Curlew was also seen,
Common darter was flying in the early morning,

Ruff on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 9/3/2020 3:07:55 PM

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

2 Ruff & a Green sandpiper were on the Island lake,
The Reed-bed had an eclipse drake Pintail, 6 Wigeon, Canada goose & yesterday's 2 Dunlin,
On the set-aside field at the west end of the North path, there was 3 Whinchats,
In the New workings, there was the 2 Eygptian geese, a Green sandpiper, Common sandpiper & Yellow wagtail,
A Greenshank was on Cell 'A'/Village lake, with a Swift over the West path,
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Red admiral, Green-veined, Large & Small whites, Speckled wood, Small tortoiseshell & Brown argus
Dragonflies today - Brown & Migrant hawker & Common darter,
Bumblebees today - Common carder & Garden bumblebees

Eclipse drake Pintail on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 9/2/2020 2:50:31 PM

Tuesday 1st September 2020

2 Dunlin were on the Reed-bed, where a Peregrine flew east over the lake,
The pink-footed goose was seen to fly over the Reed-bed to land on the Island lake,
There were 4 Green sandpipers (2 on the Village lake & 2 on the New workings), plus a Common sandpiper (New workings) & Curlew (Cell 'A'),
There were 3 Ruff on the Island lake in the evening,
The 2 Eygptian geese were present on the reserve,
3 Whinchats were on the fence posts between Cells 'B' & 'C',
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Green-veined, Large & Small whites, Red admiral, Small tortoiseshell & Common blue,
Dragonflies today - Southern hawker, Common darter, Common blue damselfly,
Bumblebees today - Common carder bumblebee

Dunlins on the Reed-bed

Posted By: Barry on 9/1/2020 1:56:09 PM

Monday 31st August 2020

A male Redstart was by the Far Corner,
In the New workings, there was Hobby, 2 Eygptian geese, 2 each of Common & Green sandpiper, Little owl, juvenile Yellow wagtail & Jay,
A Whinchat was in the North field & on the fence posts between Cells 'B' & 'C',
3 Green sandpipers were on the Island lake,
Also seen was Peregrine (going west over the Reed-bed), a juvenile Marsh harrier on the New workings, A Curlew south, 2 Bullfinches (West path), Kingfisher, Pink-footed goose, Water rail (Main lake)plus a Greenshank on the Village lake,
A Corn bunting was on the North hedge,
Butterflies today - Meadow brown, Large & Small whites, Brown argus, Red admiral, Speckled wood & Small tortoiseshell,
Dragonflies today - Brown, Migrant & Southern hawkers, Common & Ruddy darters & Common blue & Emerald damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Buff-tailed, Common carder & Garden bumblebees

Small tortoiseshell by the Dragonfly ponds

Posted By: Barry on 8/31/2020 3:01:34 PM

Sunday 30th August 2020

The juvenile Spotted redshank was on the Island lake, along with the Pink-footed goose, 3 Curlew & 3 Green sandpipers,
A Whinchat was by the Dragonfly ponds in the early morning,
A Common & Green sandpiper were on Cell 'A',
Greenshanks were on Cell 'A' & the Island lake,
The drake Mandarin was on the Village lake, Coal tit was along the West path & Kingfisher by the Far lake,
Another Green sandpiper was on the New workings, along with 3 Yellow wagtails, pair of Yellowhammers & juvenile Marsh harrier,
A Hobby headed east over Dryham Ings,
Small white, Meadow brown, Red admiral & Gatekeeper butterflies were seen, as well as Migrant hawker, Common darter, Common carder & Garden bumblebees

Whinchat by the Dragonfly ponds

Posted By: Barry on 8/30/2020 1:31:56 PM

Saturday 29th August 2020

The juvenile Spotted redshank returned to the Island lake in the mid morning, along with the pair of Eygptian geese,
Also on the Island lake, was 6 Green sandpipers, Redshank & 3 Curlews,
A further 3 Green, a Common sandpiper & Yellow wagtail were on the New workings,
3 Common sandpipers & 2 Greenshanks were on Dryham Ings,
The Pink-footed goose was on the Reed-bed, with a Canada goose nearby,
A Peregrine flew north, with a Marsh harrier flying south,
A Whinchat was on the fence post between Cells 'B' & 'C',
Common blue butterfly, Red-eyed damselfly was on the wing in the morning

Eygptian geese on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 8/29/2020 5:36:28 PM

Friday 28th August 2020

Today. a Spotted redshank was first sighted on Cell 'A', & then settled on the Island lake,
At the same place there was 6 Green sandpipers, 2 Tuff, 2 Redshank, 2 Common sandpipers & single Greenshank 
Other Greenshanks were seen on the Village lake & Cell 'A',
The 2 Eygptian geese were on the Island lake & a Pink-footed goose on the Village lake in the afternoon,
3 Bullfinches were on the East path

Spotted redshank on the Island lake

Posted By: Barry on 8/28/2020 4:16:33 PM