18th May 2020 seen by Bob Johnson

WeBS and Other Sightings
Dam End:- 1 Little Grebe on lagoon also Garden Warbler and Song Thrush in same area. 16 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 immature Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese plus a Canada/Greylag hybrid, 15 Canada Geese flock (5 adults in a creche with 10 young), pair of Mandarin + female with 8 tiny ducklings, 14 adult + 3 well-grown young Mallards plus domestic Mallard with the white front, 1 Buzzard, 2 Hobby flying along North bank between dam and picnic area mid-morning, 2 Common Sandpiper on dam wall,  1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Common Tern, 1 Swift, 1 Swallow, 5 House Martins around pumping station, 3 Pied Wagtail, at least 4 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap and Chiffchaff around dam area. 1 Raven being mobbed by Crows, 1 flyover Linnet.
Also: 2 Common Blue and1 Small Copper butterflies on dam wall.
West End:- 9 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Cormorant, 14 Grey Heron, 4 Canada Geese, 14 adult +2 well-grown young Mallard, 11 Common Tern on rafts (7 pair total), Stock Dove heard, 2 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, Blackcap and pair of Nuthatch at Car Park, 2 Goldfinch flyover.
Whillets:- 2 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1m Kestrel, Stock Dove, 3+ Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff.
Also:- 1 Grass Snake, 1 Common Lizard.
Butterflies – 2 Red Admiral; 3 Peacock, 1Green-veined White, 1 Large White also a Wood Carpet moth.
Dragonflies – 2 Azure Damselfly, 1 female Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly ovipositing at meadow pond (See pic), 2 Beautiful Demoiselle.

Four Spotted Chaser

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