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Sunday 25th June 2017

Today, there was the Green sandpiper & a Water rail in Cell 'C'
A Hobby was over the Main Lake
The 2nd year Mediterranean gull was on the Village Lake
15 Avocet chicks (3 Village Lake, 7 Reed-bed, 1 Silt pond, 4 Cell 'A'), some of them can now fly
Measdow brown & White-tailed bumblebee was seen in the early morning

Avocet chick on the Reed-bed

Marsh Snipefly from the Maize field path

Posted By: Barry on 6/25/2017 2:33:43 PM

Saturday 24th June 2017

12 Avocets seen today (2 on Cell 'A', 3 on Village Lake, 7 on Reed-bed)
Red kite, 2 Marsh harriers, Bullfinch & Green woodpecker were all on the reserve
The Barn owl was about again at dusk
Green sandpiper on Cell 'C' again
A Cuckoo was calling from the North field in the evening
Butterflies this morning, Ringlet, Small tortoiseshell, Meadow brown, Red admiral, Speckled wood, Green-veined white & Small skipper
Four-spot chaser, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies, plus Common carder bumblebee also seen

Common tern & chick on the Village Lake

Meadow brown by the Main Lake

Posted By: Barry on 6/24/2017 5:38:22 PM

Friday 23rd June 2017

4 Mediterranean gulls (Adult, 2nd summer & 2 x 1st summer) were seen today
Green sandpiper & a Snipe was on Cell 'C', with a Common sandpiper on the Main Lake in the morning
2 Marsh harriers & the Red kite were seen
The Great crested grebes on Cell 'A' have hatched 2 young
14 Avocets today (2 Cell 'A', 1 Silt pond, 7 Reed-bed, 4 Village Lake)
Seen also, was Ringlet, Emperor dragonfly, Blue-tailed & Common blue damselflies, plus White-tailed bumblebees

Juvenile Pochards on Cell 'A'

Great crested grebe family on Cell 'A'

Posted By: Barry on 6/23/2017 8:25:23 PM

Thursday 22nd June 2017

A Hobby was catching Dragonflies above the New Workings & Carp Lake
The 4th Pochard family of 3 ducklings was on the Main Lake
A Gadwall family of 5 was also on the Main Lake
A Marsh harrier & Barn owl was seen today
The first Common tern chick on the Village Lake was seen today
Butterflies, included Ringlet, Meadow brown, Large skipper, Red admiral, Speckled wood
Large red damselfly, Common blue- Blue-tailed & Azure damselflies, with Common darter & Red-tailed bumblebee were also seen

Posted By: Barry on 6/22/2017 6:46:43 PM

Wednesday 21st June 2017

4 Mediterranean gulls (an adult, 2nd & 2 x 1st summer birds) were on the Village Lake
A Marsh harrier was hunting Cell 'C'

Posted By: Barry on 6/22/2017 6:46:26 PM

Tuesday 20th June 2017

A male Marsh harrier was over the West fields, with a juvenile by the Silt pond
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk

Posted By: Barry on 6/22/2017 6:46:11 PM

Monday 19th June 2017

On the Village lake, there was an adult & 2nd summer Mediterranean gulls seen
The juvenile Marsh harrier was over
2 Barn owls were hunting the New Workings

Posted By: Barry on 6/22/2017 6:45:58 PM

Sunday 18th June 2017

An adult Little gull was seen on the Main Lake
2 Red kites & a Peregrine were also present
A 2nd summer Mediterranean gull was on the Silt pond
2 Green woodpeckers were seen, with a male Bullfinch by the reserve entrance
The Barn owl was hunting the New Workings at dusk
Ringlet, Red admiral & Black-tailed skimmer were seen

Posted By: Barry on 6/22/2017 6:45:41 PM

Saturday 17th June 2017

Male & female Marsh harrier were on the reserve today
16 Avocet chicks (8 Village Lake, 5 Reed-bed & 3 Cell 'A')
Barn owl & Ringed plover were also seen
Butterflies today, Speckled wood, Holly & Common blue, Meadow brown, Large & Small white, Red admiral, Large skipper & Brimstone
Emperor dragonfly, Black-tailed skimmer, 4 Spot chaser, Common blue, Blue-tailed & Emerald damselfly
Also Early, White & Red-tailed bumblebees were also seen

Emperor dragonfly ovipositing on the Dragonfly pond

Posted By: Barry on 6/17/2017 12:04:48 PM

Friday 16th June 2017

Today, 21 Avocet chicks were counted (11 on Village Lake, 7 on Reed-bed & 3 on Cell 'A')
A Gadwall brood of 4 ducklings was on Cell 'C'
A Peregrine was seen
Butterflies today, included Meadow brown, Red admiral, Speckled wood & Large skipper
Also seen was Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies, plus Red-tailed bumblebees

Large skipper by the Carp Lake

Red admiral on the West path

Posted By: Barry on 6/16/2017 8:07:52 PM

Thursday 15th June 2017

24 Avocet chicks were counted today (3 on Cell 'A', 7 on the Reed-bed & 14 on the Village Lake)
The 2nd & 1st summer Mediterranean gulls were on the Village Lake
3 Eygptian geese were on the Silt pond in the evening
A female Marsh harrier was seen
2 Barn owls were seen at dusk
Speckled wood, Large skipper, Small tortoiseshell, Painted lady, Common blue & Red admiral butterflies were seen
Also Azure, Common blue & Blue-tailed damselflies, plus Emperor, hairy, Black-tailed skimmer & 4 Spot chaser, White-tailed bumblebees were also present

Speckled wood on the East path

Posted By: Barry on 6/15/2017 8:50:36 PM