West End:- 10 Common Terns, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallows, Mallard with 2 young.
Whillet’s:- Dingy Skipper, 2 Common Blue, both Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock caterpillars, 2 Red-eyed Damselfly, 1 Downy Emerald, 1 Hairy Dragonfly, 1 Broad-bodied Chaser, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat with one taking food to nest, Kestrel, Kingfisher.

Dam End:-  1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Moorhen, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Common Tern.
West End:- 6 Common Tern & 1 Pied Wagtail on rafts, 6 Great Crested Grebe nests noted (See pic), 7 Greylag, 1f Mandarin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow.
Whillets:-  1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Garden Warbler. Heard were 2 Song Thrush, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff & Whitethroat.  (Water Forget-me-not & Yellow Flag Iris now in bloom – See pics)
Butterfly transect:- 3 Green-veined White, 2 Peacock butterflies + 1 Burnet Companion (See pic) & 2 Brown Silver Line moths.
Also noted at Meadow Pond were 10+ pairs of Azure and 1 pair of Large Red Damselflies all ovipositing + 1 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 1m Hairy & 1m Broad -bodied Chaser (see pic) Dragonflies. 1 Beautiful Demoiselle.

Yellow Flag Iris 25-05-18

Water Forget-me-not 25-05-18

Great Crested Grebe at nest 25-05-18

Burnet Companion Moth 25-05-18

Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly 25-05-18

West End (car park10.30-11.00):- 3 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 1 Stock Dove, 29 Cormorants, 26 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Canada Geese, 8 Mallard, 7 Common Terns, 11 Grey Herons, 1 Buzzard overhead, 2 Terrapins on log. Numerous Woodpigeons and Carrion Crows.
Willet’s Pond (11.05-11.30);- 1 Reed Bunting m, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mallard, 2 Blackcap m&f.
Standen to Dam (11.45-15.05):- 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gulls, 3 Hobbies from picnic area over reservoir catching insects, Common Terns, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff.

Downy Emerald Dragonfly 20-05-18

Mother Shipton Moth 20-05-18

Small Copper Butterfly 20-05-18

Whillet’s:- 2 Muntjuc Deer, 1 Grass Snake, 1 Downy Emerald, 1 Hairy Dragonfly ovipositing, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle, 1 Southern Hawker, 2 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Mother Shipton moth.

WeBS visit produced the following:

All reservoir: 43 G C Grebe, 27 Cormorant (8 nests now have young), 16 Grey Heron (Some young have fledged and nests are becoming empty), 7+3Y Canada Geese, 3 + 10 ducklings  Mandarin, 26 Mallard, 3 Coot, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Swallow, 2 + 3 recently fledged young Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap.

Dam end: 1 Mute Swan,  3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 2+ Rook, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.  Also 2 Mink.

West End: 4 Greylag, 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 9 Common Tern @ rafts, 1 Kingfisher, 1 G S Woodpecker, also 2 Terrapins

Whillets: 1+ Reed Warbler heard, also 1 Fox. 1 Broad bodied Chaser Dragonfly.

West End:  7 Common Terns at rafts, 2 Lapwing on Pintail bank, Garden & Reed Warbler still singing at Car Park area.

Whillets:  Pairs of both Large Red & Azure Damselflies seen ovipositing at Meadow Pond also 1 Beautiful Demoiselle seen. 1 Small Copper butterfly. Reed Warblers in Whillets Pool reed-bed can be heard singing from the road.

West End:  Several of the Grey Heron young have successfully fledged with nests now slowly emptying, Many of the Cormorant nests now have young (none yet fledged) and from the road listen to the marked difference in the begging call sounds between young Cormorants and Herons, 4 pairs of Common Terns & 1 Pied Wagtail seen at rafts, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard broods seen on water (Ducks with 5 young & 2 young) + 12 Drakes, 2M Mandarin, 2 Coot. Around the Car Park singing Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Reed Warbler.

Whillets:  At least 2 Reed Warblers in reed bed, also in meadows a singing Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff & Blackcap, plus 3 Garden Warblers & Whitethroats,