6th August 2020

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 17 Pied Wagtails, 1 Common Sandpiper, 16 Herring Gulls, 2 Common Terns.
West End:- 1 Little Egret, 19 Lapwings, 1 Common Tern.
Whillet’s:- 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Whitethroats, 3 Brown Hawkers, 1 Southern Hawker, 1 Common Darter, 4 Brown Argus, 24 Common Blues, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary.

5th August 2020

Bob Johnson
 

West End from hide:-  1 Black-tailed Godwit with 21 Lapwings on North bank opposite the viewing area. Also 2 Little Egrets and Great Crested Grebe pair with 4 young out on the water. 3 Common Terns still around the rafts.

5th August 2020

Nigel Driver
 

Early morning – 4 Little Egrets, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwits flew south, 5 Jays, 3 Common Terns, 50 Sand Martins, 2 Swifts, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

4th August 2020

Work Party & Bob Johnson
 

West End:- Amongst a group of 6 normally-plumaged Swallows was a leucistic Swallow which had all-white wings and body to top side and only had the usual black plumage markings around its head and underside.  Also 10 Mandarin Duck one with a late breeding young chick out on the water.
15 Lapwing, 1 House Martin, 4 Common Terns, 30 Black-headed Gull, 44 Great Crested Grebe plus 2 young, 2 Little Egret. Tapping noises heard at one of the nest boxes confirmed a Stock Dove chick.
Whillet’s:- A work party Grass Snake survey recorded a good count of 11. A Butterfly transect survey included a fresh Small Tortoiseshell; our first of the early Autumn since seeing adults and caterpillars back in late spring. A butterfly count gave good numbers of both Gatekeepers and Common Blues. Plus a couple of meadow moths – Blood Vein and Shaded Broad-bar; also some Cinnabar moth caterpillars.
Reed Warbler singing and some late-flowering Orange Foxtail grass at the Reed bed.

Leucistic Swallow

4th August 2020

Nigel Driver
 

West End:- Water Rail, Greenshank, Little Grebe, Marsh Tit, several Bullfinches,4 Little Egrets.

3rd August 2020

Alastair Gray
 

A very late Dingy Skipper in Meadow 2, amazing count of 25 Common Blues and 5 Brown Argus.

Brown Argus

Dingy Skipper

3rd August 2020

Alastair Gray
 
West End:- 22 Lapwings.
Whillet’s:- 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Brown Hawker, 1 Emperor Dragonfly, 1 Smooth Newt, 3 Toads, 1 Lizard, 2 Grass Snakes.
Butterflies:- 11 Small Skippers, 1 Large Skipper, 1 DINGY SKIPPER, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 1 Large White, 4 Green-veined Whites, 3 Small Coppers, 25 Common Blues, 5 BROWN ARGUS, 1 Red Admiral, 5 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 32 Gatekeeper, 20 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlets.

2nd August 2020

Alastair Gray
 

North Bank:- 4 Common Sandpipers.
Dam End:- 3 Little Egrets, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mandarin, 26 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 5 Swift, 120 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Green Woodpecker, 28 Mallard, 2 Chiffchaffs.
West End:- 9 Greenfinch, 2 juv Willow Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1m Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaffs, 30 Black-headed Gulls, 10 Mandarin, 3 Common Tern.
Whillet’s:- 3 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Warbler, 9 Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1m Bullfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker. 1 Mint Moth, 3 Brown Hawkers.

31st July 2020

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 1 Osprey 06:20, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Little Grebe.
West End:- 20 Lapwings. 15 Swifts.

30th July 2020

Alastair Gray
 
West End:- 22 Lapwings.
Whillet’s:- 1 adult +2 juvenile Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 1 Garden Warbler, 1m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs.
4 Brown Argus, 14 Common Blues, 5 Small Coppers, 6 Brown Hawkers, 1 Emerald Damselfly, 3 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 1 White-legged Damselfly.