West End: 3 Green Sandpipers, 84 Great Crested Grebes,4 Common Terns,
63+ Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mallard, 20+ Greylag Geese, 42+ Canada Geese, 9 Cormorant, Chiffchaff (heard), 3 Mute Swan, 3 Common Tern, 6 Mandarin, 10 Grey Heron 1 Lapwing, 2 Jackdaw, Little Egret, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackbird.
West End: 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Lapwing, 48 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mandarin, 1 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 2 pairs of Common Terns at the rafts.
Dam End: 9 Common Terns, 1 Little Tern, 1 Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Pied Wagtail,1 Mistle Thrush,3 Goldfinch,3 Bullfinch,3 House Martins,1 Common Whitethroat, Blue-Tailed Damselfly and Common Damselfly.
Whillet’s: An unusual find was a Blood-vein Moth seen by day in vegetation. There are now more Meadow Brown butterflies with 18 noted on the transect count.
Combination of reports by Alastair Gray and Bob Johnson.
Whillet’s Meadows: 31 Meadow Browns; 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Cinnabar moth.
Damselflies – 2 Large Red males; dozens of Azures with many mating and egg laying.
West End: Green Sandpiper and Kingfisher.
Whillet’s Meadow: 2 Barn Owls flying together (seen during working party session).
Dam End: a male Shoveller, pair of Gadwall, Little Egret and four Common Terns. On north bank Common Sandpiper and overhead Common Buzzard.
Dam End: a Little Egret flew from the north to the south bank. Also Lapwing on north shore.
West End: 1 Green Sandpiper.
West End: 2 pairs Common Terns,5 Mandarin,1Kingfisher.
Whillets Meadows: 5 grass snakes;1 slow worm,2 Blue-Tail Damselfly;1Emperor Dragonfly; 2 Buzzards;1 Reed Bunting;1Blackcap;1Cinnabar Moth;1 Barn Owl;1 Reed Warbler,1 Whitethroat. All photos taken in Whillets during survey transect.