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Tuesday 24th April 2018

Just a single Ruff on Cell 'A' this morning, along with a Common sandpiper seen on the Main & Island Lakes,
In the afternoon, plenty of House martins over the Main Lake, along with 2 Common terns on Cell 'A'

Ruff on Cell 'A'

Common sandpiper on the Island Lake

Posted By: Barry on 4/24/2018 6:33:47 PM

Monday 23rd April 2018

The first Common tern of the year was on Cell 'A' in the evening, where there was also up to 7 Ruff,
Also the first Swift of the year was seen over the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 4/23/2018 8:48:07 PM

Sunday 22nd April 2018

In the early morning, there was a Bar-tailed godwit, Wood sandpiper, plus 2 Ruff on Cell 'A',
3 other Ruff were on the Reed-bed,
A total of 7 Mediterranean gulls (including a 1st summer) were present,
2 Wheatears were in the northern part of the ploughed North field,
Also seen was Common sandpiper (Cell 'A'), 2 Whimbrel (North east), Green sandpiper, Ringed plover, Pink-footed goose, Marsh harrier, Red kite & Corn bunting (North field) 
Speckled wood, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell, Orange tip, Comma, Green-veined white, Common carder & Buff-tailed bumblebees were all seen today

Bar-tailed godwit on Cell 'A'

Feeding Avocet on the Island Lake

Blackcap on Dryham Lane

Willow warbler on Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 4/22/2018 4:12:52 PM

Saturday 21st April 2018

2 of the Ruffs were still on Cell 'A'. along with 6 Little ringed plovers & a last female Wigeon,
In the evening, there was a Whimbrel on Cell 'A', plus 5 new Ruffs on the Reed-bed,
A Wheatear was in the extreme north corner of the North field.
Also seen was Pink-footed goose, 2 Corn bunting (North field), Common sandpiper (Silt pond), Yellowhammer, Barn owl & Marsh harrier,
Peacock, Small tortoiseshell, Orange tip, Speckled wood & Green-veined white, plus Common Carder, White & Buff-tailed bumblebees were seen today

Wren singing on the North path

Peacock on Dryham Lane

Posted By: Barry on 4/21/2018 5:29:38 PM

Friday 20th April 2018

Today, the first Whitethroat & Common sandpiper (Silt Lake) of the year were seen,
On Cell 'A', there was a Black-tailed godwit, 6 Little ringed plovers, plus 3 Ruffs,
Also seen was Pink-footed goose, 2 Corn buntings (North field), 6 Mediterranean gulls, Curlew & 3 Snipe on Cell 'B'
Brimstone, Orange tip & Buff-tailed bumblebee were present

Drake Pochard on Cell 'A'

Ruff on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 4/20/2018 8:06:13 PM

Thursday 19th April 2018

Yesterday's Eygptian goose was again in the North field,
The first Lesser whitethroat of the year was singing on Dryham Lane,
3 different Ruffs from yesterday were on Cell 'A', as well as a Dunlin & Ringed plover,
2 Green sandpipers were seen in Cell 'B'
A Wheatear was on the central part of the reserve,
A Red kite was seen,
Small tortoiseshell was seen today

Female Blackcap, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Chiffchaff along Dryham Lane, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 4/19/2018 8:31:13 PM

Wednesday 18th April 2018

An Eygptian goose was briefly on the Main Lake & Reed-bed in the morning, before spending the rest of the day on the North field, along with the Pink-footed goose.
5 Ruff were on the Reed-bed, with the drake Mandarin back on Cell 'A' in the evening
A Green sandpiper was heard from Dryham Ings reservoir,
The 2 Bramblings from yesterday were along the West path
Barn owl was also seen
The first Orange tip of the year was seen today, along with Brimstone, Peacock & Small tortoiseshell,
Vestel cuckoo bee, Common carder & Early bumblebees were alsos een

Eygptian goose on the Main Lake, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 4/18/2018 8:50:21 PM

Tuesday 17th April 2018

A male Brambling was along the West path, with a female by the Butterfly walk,
3 Corn buntings were in the North field, with the Pink-footed goose & a Curlew nearby,
Also seen was a juvenile male Marsh harrier & 6 Mediterranean gulls,
Brimstone & Buff-tailed bumblebee were seen today



Blackcap, with thanks to Mike Ashforth

Posted By: Barry on 4/17/2018 8:51:21 PM

Monday 16th April 2018

A Canada goose was on Cell 'A'
Posted By: Barry on 4/16/2018 8:54:05 PM