15th May 2020 seen by Bob Johnson

West End: 14 Grey Herons (photo of one of this years fledged young). The heronry is getting quieter as the young fledge or adults leave after a failed nesting attempt. A few later starters are still active.  29 Cormorants (there are13 active nests many of which have young; Cormorants started nesting later so none have fledged yet). 6 Great Crested Grebe (displaying seen), 7 pairs of Common Terns are holding territories on the rafts, A female Mallard with 3 well-grown young.
2 Canada Geese with 5 young on Pintail, 2 Greylag flew over, 3m Mandarin, 1 Buzzard,  1 Stock Dove, 1 flyover Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldfinch.
Whillet’s:- 2 Canada Geese, pair of Mandarin flew over, 1 Buzzard, 2+ Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, a singing Nightingale (rare for here) was heard last week but not today.  1 Downy Emerald Dragonfly, 1 Large Red and 1 Azure Damselflies, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle. 1 Grass Snake, 2 Peacock and 2 Green-veined White butterflies.

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