20th July 2021

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk took a juv Pied Wagtail.

19th July 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 adult + 8 gosling Egyptian Geese, 2 Common Terns, 2 Swift, 9 Sand Martin, 20 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Tufted Duck on Lagoon.
Butterflies:- 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 8 Red Admiral, 1 Small Heath, 1 Silver Washed Fritillary, 1 Marble White.
Dragonflies:-5 Black-tailed Skimmers, 2 Broad-bodied Chaser, 20 Common Darters, 3 Emperors, 3 Brown Hawkers, 2 Red-eyed Damselfly, 5 Banded Demoiselles.

18th July 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- Reed Bunting, Kingfisher, Buzzard and several Whitethroats. Slow Worm,
Butterflies:- 32 Meadow Brown, 54 Ringlets, 41 Small Skipper, 2 Large Skipper, 1 Essex Skipper, 3 Gatekeeper, 1 Marbled White, 1 Large White, 3 Small White, 2 Green Veined White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Six Spot Burnet moth.
1 Brilliant Emerald on river,1 Brown Hawker,1 Broad-bodied Chaser,7 Common Darter,10 Blue Tail Damselfly,8 White-legged Damselfly.
1 each of Tawny Longhorn Beetle and Yellow & Black Longhorn Beetle.

18th July 2021

Nigel Driver
 

Dam End:- 2 Common Scoter which flew N, Great and Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpipers.

16th July 2021

Phil Holland
 

West End:- 2 Common Terns sat (newest raft and closer left raft) and 2 others with them, 2 obvious Great Crested Grebe nests with sitting birds and around 20 other adults nearby, 6 Mandarin, Moorhen, Mallard and in addition to normal Greylags a tight group of 13 white ones near opposite shore, 3 Mute Swans at Pintail Point, Blackcap and Reed Bunting singing to left of hide.

14th July 2021

Edward Paxton
 

Dam End:- Adult female Goshawk flew across reservoir being chased by Gulls, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Terns, 79 Black-headed Gulls + 4 juveniles, 2 adult Egyptian Geese with 8 goslings still.

14th July 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Whillet’s:- 1 Kingfisher.
1 Southern Hawker,1 Brown Hawker,1 Banded Demoiselle,9 White-legged Damselfly,3 Blue Tail Damselfly.
Butterflies – 24 Small Skippers, 8 Large Skippers, 3 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 47 Meadow Brown, 45 Ringlets.
9 Grass Snakes, pregnant Lizard, mating pair of Tawny Longhorn Beetles.

13th July 2021

Work Parties
 

Whillet’s:-  Dragonflies: 2 Brilliant Emerald Dragonflies at Meadow Pond –  The last and only other sighting of this species at Weir Wood was 10 years ago.  Also seen were 1 Emperor Dragonfly, 1 Beautiful and 1 Banded Demoiselle, 30 Azure, 4 Blue-tailed and 1 White-legged Damselflies.
Butterflies: 30 Meadow Brown, 25 Ringlet, 9 Small Skipper, 4 Large Skipper, 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Small and 1 Large White, 1 Comma. Plus 1 Cinnabar Moth.
Birds: 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting. Reed Warbler and Chiffchaff heard, 1 Whitethroat.
West End:-  3 Mute Swan, 2m Tufted Duck, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Kingfishers, 9 Common Terns, 1 Buzzard. 1 probable Pipistrelle bat in a bat roost boxes. 1 Small Magpie and 1 Bloodvein moth in study area.

11th July 2021

Alastair Gray
 

Dam End:- 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 5 Mandarin, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 30 Greylag Geese, 18 Canada Geese, 13 Mallard, 2 Swift, 3 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Hobby, 4 Common Tern, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker (adult male + fledged juv).
West End:- 9 Common Tern, 2 Moorhen.
Whillet’s:- 2 Kingfisher, several Reed Warblers including fledged young being fed.
Dragonflies – 1 Downy Emerald on river, 2 male Black-tailed Skimmer, 1 Common Darter, 6 White-legged Damselfly, 6 Blue Tail Damselfly.
Loads of small Froglets & Toadlets emerging from Whillet’s pool.
Roesel’s Bush Crickets & Common Grasshoppers. Black & Yellow Long Horn Beetle.
Butterflies:- 13 Small Skipper, 10 Large Skipper, 1 Common Blue, 2 Red Admiral, 22 Ringlet, 49 Meadow Brown.

9th July 2021

Bob Johnson
 

Red-belted Clearwing Moth first record for our site. It is nationally scarce ‘B’.