Dam End:- 4 Common Sandpipers on the dam with 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 6 Herring Gulls, Little Grebe and Tufted Duck on the lagoon, Up to14 Common Terns, 20+ Swifts early on then none, several House Martins. A Badger at the dam by the pumping station.
West End:- Garden Warbler carrying food to nest, Great-spotted Woodpecker feeding three young, 4 Reed Warblers in song.

West End:- 12 Common Terns, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Cormorant, 21 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 9 Mallard, 1 Coot, 1 Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Reed Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff heard.
Whillets:- Cuckoo heard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap heard, 4+ Reed Warbler and Reed Bunting heard at Whillet’s Pool.  2 Grass Snakes.
Butterflies:- 1 Comma, 1 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 2m Common Blue.
Dragonflies:- 1m+1f Broad-bodied chaser ovipositing – a larva emerging from pond (photo of larva case) and then with filled wings about to fly as young female.  (photo).

Broad-bodied Chaser larva case

female Broad-bodied Chaser newly emerged

Dam End:- 1 Singing male House Sparrow at Waterworks, 2 male Reed Buntings, 1 male Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gulls, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 male Kestrel, 1 Jay, pair Bullfinch, 3 Swifts, 2 Swallows, 9 House Martins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Grey Wagtail + 2 fledged young, 2 Pied Wagtails + 6 fledged young, 2 Female Mandarins with 6 and 9 young, 7 Starlings.

Whillet’s Meadows:- 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker heard, Great Spotted Woodpecker has a nest with young, 1 Grey Wagtail flyover, Lesser Whitethroat heard, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, Song Thrush heard, 2 Bullfinch, Yellowhammer heard, 2m Reed Bunting.
Butterflies & Moths:- 1m Orange Tip, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell Caterpillars, 6m Common Blue, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Burnet Companion, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Common Carpet, 1 Mother Shipton. Also Capsid Bug  Leptopterna dolabrata.
Dragonflies:- 1 Hairy Dragonfly, 1m+1f Broad-bodied Chaser, 2 pairs of Large Red Damselfly, 20 pairs of Azure Damselfly ovipositing at meadow pond, 2 Beautiful Demoiselle, 2 White Legged Damselfly, 1 Emperor Dragonfly.
Animals:- 1 Fallow Deer, 4 Grass Snakes & Field Vole nest under tins.

Mother Shipton Moth 24-05-20

Male Broad-bodied Chaser 24-05-20

Capsid Bug 24-05-20

Grass snakes and Field vole nest 24-05-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dam End:- 100+ Swifts over dam early morning, Spotted Flycatcher in Paddock, 6 Mistle Thrush including 4 juv’s.
Lagoon:- Little Grebe.
North Bank:- Tawny Owl, Red Kite and Red-legged Partridge.
West End:- Lesser Black-backed Gull, Jay, Grey Wagtail.

Dam End:- 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 6 Swifts, 5 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 9 Greylag Geese, 26 Canada Geese.
West End:- 2 Kingfishers, 12 Common Terns, 2 Tufted Ducks, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Swallows.

Dam End:- 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 adult + 1 immature Mute Swans, 3 House Martins, 2 Mistle Thrush.
West End:- 1m Mandarin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Terrapin.
Whillet’s:- 1 Singing Yellowhammer, 1m Reed Bunting, 1m Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard, 2 Roe Deer, 2m Common Blue Butterflies, 1 Burnet Campanion, 2m Broad-Bodied Chaser.