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Tuesday 28th May 2024

The Savi's warbler was back to 'reeling' in it's usual place at the South western corner of the Village lake in the early morning,
A Garden warbler was singing on the East path, with a Tawny owl seen on the West path,
A total of 21 Shelduck ducklings were counted on Cell 2a


Mute swan landing on Crossland's lake

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/28/2024 4:35:19 PM

Monday 27th May 2024

The Savi's warbler was seen & 'reeling' from the Village lake southern side, but heard about half way between the entrance & 'Bus-stop' hide,
A Raven was seen about Cell 2a,
In the early morning, there was a Spotted flycatcher along Dryham lane,
2 Avocet chicks hatched today on Cell 1a,
Also seen was 2 Eygptian geese north, 2 Hobbies (over Crossland's lake), male Yellowhammer (New workings), Red kite, adult Tawny owl (North hedge) & a singing Garden warbler (East path)
Butterflies today - 2 Green-veined whites, Orange tip, Common blue & a Large skipper,
Dragonflies today - 4 Spot chaser, Hairy dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Common carder, Early, Garden & Red-tailed bumblebees


Large skipper in the New workings

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/27/2024 3:51:34 PM

Sunday 26th May 2024

The Savi's warbler was 'reeling' at various times during the day from the south west corner of the Village lake,
A Barn owl was hunting the Maize field & Dryham Ings in the early morning,
Along the Turrey hide path, a Garden warbler was singing,
Also seen was the Little owl, Goosander & Red kite


Little grebe & chick from the South hide

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/26/2024 4:37:31 PM

Saturday 25th May 2024

A Bittern flew from Dryham Ings to the Village lake & showed well from the Turret hide in the afternoon,
The White-fronted goose was on Crossland's lake in the mornign,
Again the Savi's warbler was 'reeling' from the south west corner of the Village lake,
Also seen was an adult & 2nd year Mediterranean gulls, 2 Barn owls (hunting in the evening), 2 Great crested grebe chicks (Crossland's lake), a Dunlin, plus Canada goose (Cell 1a)
Butterflies today - 8 Orange tips, 4 Walls, plus single Large skipper, Common blue & Large white,
Dragonflies - Hairy dragonfly, 4 Spot-chaser, Azure & Blue-tailed damselflies,
Bumblebees - Common carder, Early & Garden bumblebees


Sand martin in the New workings

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/25/2024 7:16:09 PM

Friday 24th May 2024

A summer plumaged Sanderling was on Cell 2a. Also there was 10 Shelduck ducklings, 2 Oystercatcher chicks & the 2nd summer Mediterranean gull,
The Savi's warbler was still 'reeling' on the Village lake,
3 Eygptian geese were on the Village lake,
Also seen was singing Garden warblers (New workings & Turret hide path), Canada goose (Cell 1a), Corn bunting (singing at the West End), Hobby, 8+ Little ringed plovers, Red kite, White-fronted goose (Cell 2a) & Yellowhammer (New workings),
Butterflies - Orange tip
Dragonflies today - Azure & Blue-tailed damselflies,
Bumblebees - Early & Garden bumblebees


Juvenile Robin on the East path

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/24/2024 3:38:33 PM

Thursday 23rd May 2024

The White-fronted goose was on Crossland's lake, with an Eygptian goose seen flying south over Cell 'C',
Mute swan families of 4 cygnets (Village lake) & 5 cygnets (New workings were seen),
Also there are now 2 families of 8 Shelduck ducklings on Cell 2a,
Also seen was Barn owl (Cell 'C' in the morning), singing Garden warbler (East path), singing Corn bunting (New workings) & 3 Mistle thrushes west over Dryham lane,
Azure & Blue-tailed damselflies were seen today,


Fledgling Blackcaps by the Far lake

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/23/2024 4:14:54 PM

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

A day of heavy rain,
The  Savi's warbler was heard 'reeling' in the south western corner of the Village lake, from Dryham lane in the late morning,
A Cuckoo was calling by the Far lake, with Garden warbler singing on the Turret hide path,
The Shelduck family on Cell  2a still consisted of 8 ducklings,
A new Little grebe family of 2 chicks was on the Main lake


Shelduck family on Cell 2a

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/22/2024 5:44:38 PM

Tuesday 21st May 2024

The Savi's warbler was 'reeling' in the south west corner of the Village lake in the late evening,
On Cell 2a this morning, there was the returning 2nd summer Mediterranean gull, plus Turnstone (on the northern island), the 8 Shelduck ducklings, an Eygptian goose & the juvenile Great crested grebe,
Also seen was a Hobby flying south, Cuckoo calling by the Far lake & singing Garden warbler on the Turret hide path,
Wall, Common blue, Red-eyed & Blue-tailed damselfly were seen today


2nd Summer Mediterranean gull

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/21/2024 5:54:48 PM

Monday 20th May 2024

In the late afternoon, an Osprey circled the main lake, before drifting off north,
On Cell 2a today, there was the Turnstone (distant on the northern island), a Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher chicks & 8 Shelduck ducklings,
In the south western corne rof the Village lake, heard from Dryham lane, the Savi's warbler was 'reeling' frequently in the morning,
The White-fronted goose was on Crossland's lake, with a Tawny owl seen nearby,
A pair of Garden warblers was seen along the Turret hide path,
Also seen was about 20 pairs of Avocets nesting, a Black-tailed godwit (Cell 'A'), about 9 pairs of Common terns nesting, a pair of Corn buntings (West End), 10+ House martins (over Dryham lane), Marsh harrier, Red kite, adult & 2 juveniles Tawny owls & single Mediterranaen gull
Damselflies today - 4 Spot chaser, Black-tailed skimmer, Azure, Blue-tailed, Variable & Common blue damselflies,
Butterflies today - Brimstone
Bumblebees today - Buff-tailed bumblebee


Little ringed plover on Cell 2a

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/20/2024 4:42:16 PM

Sunday 19th May 2024

A female Red-backed shrike showed well at times along the fence west of the Turret hide during the afternoon,
A Turnstone was again seen in the late afternoon on Cell 2a, in the evening,
The Savi's warbler  was again 'reeling' in the south western Village Lake in the morning,
On Cell 1a, there was the White-fronted & a Canada goose, plus drake Wigeon,
Also seen, a pair of Corn buntings (West End), Cuckoo (male calling by the Reed-bed), 2 singing Garden warbler (New workings & Reserve entrance), Kingfisher (Carp lake), hunting female Marsh harrier, Mediterranean gull, 2 Tawny owl chicks & Yellow wagtail,
Butterflies today, Orange tip, Wall, Green-veined & Large whites, Common blue, Brown argus, Brimstone, Red admiral & Peacock,
Dragonflies - Hairy dragonfly, 4 Spot & Broad-bodied chasers, Azure, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies,
Bumblebees today - Common carder, Buff & Red-tailed bumblebees


Juvenile Long-tailed tit by the Carp lake

Posted By: BJNcw on 5/19/2024 9:44:37 PM