24th August 2019 seen by Bob Johnson

West End:- 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 93 + 2 juv Great Crested Grebe, 21 Cormorant, 84 Greylag, 20 Canada Geese, 32 Mallard, 6 Mandarin, 1 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail.
Whillet’s:-  1 Buzzard, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker & 2 Nuthatch heard, 2 Common Lizard & 4 Grass Snakes.
For a hot day, the butterfly transect proved a little disappointing, with just:  4 Meadow Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 3 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper.
At Meadow pond were:-  1m Emerald Damselfly, 6 Azure Damselfly, 2m Southern Hawker, 1f Brown Hawker ovipositing, 1m Ruddy Darter (See pic) – also a female Ichneumon Wasp – Amblyjoppa proteus (See pics)

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